A Different Presentation of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma; Eosinophilia and Inguinal Localized Giant Mass

Özgür İlhan Çelik, Serkan Yaşar Çelik, Yelda Dere, Volkan Karakuş, Özcan Dere


Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is a tumor that comprises fewer malignant Hodgkin, Reed-Sternberg cells and variants in the tumor tissue (1-2% of all cells) different from the other hematological and solid tumors. Most of the tumor mass is composed of reactive inflamatory cells (T-B lymphocytes, eosinophils, plasmocytes, mastocytes and neutrophils), stromal cells and connective tissue surrounding the tumor cells. Among them, eosinophils  frequently infiltrate Hodgkin’s Lymphoma tissues and the peripheral blood eosinophilia is also a well recognised feature (15%) of this disease. However the prognostic importance of this is still controversial. In the literature some of the studies have reported that eosinophilia has no prognostic significance in Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. However some of them claimed that selective eosinophilia without generalised leucocytosis provided clear survival advantage especially in patients with disseminated disease. Here we report a case diagnosed as Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, mixed cellularity type, presenting with a large mass localized in the inguinal region accompanying with tissue and peripheral blood eosinophilia with generalised leucocytosis who had a good survival .


Keywords: Eosinophilia, giant mass, Hodgkin lymphoma

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